Former 500cc Grand Prix racer and British Champion Steve Parrish Set to Attend Motorcycle Grand National

Steve Parrish, has confirmed his attendance, to return to the Castle Combe Motorcycle Grand National later this month on Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st Septmber. The former 500cc Grand Prix Racer, and British Champion was a guest of honour at last year’s prestigious event.

The news is particularly exciting as Parrish was best mate to the late, great Barry Sheene who will be commemorated at this year's special event due to the 50th Anniversary of his victory here at Castle Combe back in 1969. Plans are afoot to celebrate his 50-year association with the circuit as well as his extraordinary career with displays and parades exclusively to do with Barry and his bikes over the years.

Parrish's own achievements are often played down due to those acheived by his best firend and occassional team mate in the halcyon days of the 1970's and early 1980's. But 'Stavros' is a multiple British Champion in his own right, as far back as 1976 when he claimed the Solo Open Title and as well as his exploits on the short circuits and GP tracks, he was an accomplished rider on the roads at the Isle of Man TTand North West 200. After his racing days finished on two wheels, Parrish took to the tracks in the burgeoning world of the truck racing where he went on to become a multiple British and European champion and to date is still the most successful truck racer in history.

More recently, Parrish has proved to be a natural in front of the camera and behind the mic with his role within the BBC's coverage of the MotoGP for many hears, and can still be heard commentating and broadcasting for various TV channels throughout the world. Not to mention, Steve's very popular theatre tour with his daughter Frankie, entitled "My Adolescent Dad", which hilariously regales the audience with his infamous exploits and notorious pranks over the years. 

Parrish comments on the upcoming Motorcycle Grand National, "Combe is an interesting track full of character and they are fantastic people who run it. The great thing about the event is that the race fans have chance to chat and mingle with the stars as there’s so much time to interact which isn’t always the case these days. I’m really looking forward to it and not only meeting the fans but having a ride round on something too!”

Come and watch Parrish on the track, or pick up an autograph at this year's event. Tickets are currently available from £12 (seniors) or £15 (adults) and accompanied under 17's go free!

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